Matchrace

Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams and Stanczyk lead FULL STORY HERE

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar who is #1 on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and stands #2 in ISAF rankings going into Stage 6 at the Argo Group Gold Cup had a nearly perfect first day in the Argo Group Gold Cup. He won all four of his matches but stands on 3.5 points.

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G New
23 October 2014 19:18 GMT
Offshore

Artie wins Rolex Middle Sea Race

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October at 00 h 45 m 5 s in an elapsed time of 4 Days 13 hours 35 mins and 05 secs. Artie was the first Maltese boat to finish the race. 72 yachts are still racing, however, Thursday afternoon, with all mathematical possibilities exhausted for all of the yachts still racing. Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

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G New
23 October 2014 8:08 GMT
Dinghy

Optimist World Championship - Day 1 FULL STORY HERE

Day 1 of the 2014 Optimist World Championship in Argentina began Wednesday with two races for each of the three groups. Local sailor Dante Citadini and Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece won both their flight races to head the leaderboard. Deike Bornemann of Germany is the best placed female in sixth place overall.

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G New
23 October 2014 9:57 GMT
America's Cup

Ben Ainslie takes to the Solent in foiling AC45 FULL STORY HERE

Wednesday, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their modified AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils.

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G New
23 October 2014 5:03 GMT
News

Council get bill for Ainslie's America’s Cup HQ FULL STORY HERE

While Sir Ben Ainslie launches his revamped AC45 from Southampton, Portsmouth City Council has been landed with a bill of almost £900,000 that could rise to £1m because of Ainslie’s race base development in Old Portsmouth. The money was spent by the authority clearing the Camber Dock and moving firms so the Olympic sailor’s America’s Cup headquarters could be based there.


G New
23 October 2014 6:52 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Mid Morning Report Thursday 23 Oct FULL STORY HERE

The three leading Volvo Race boats have officially left the Doldrums: Abu Dhabi and Team Brunel to the west, and Team Vestas Wind to the east. Abu Dhabi and Brunel are tied for the race lead with Vestas 95 nm back, but spread 148 miles from Vestas in the east to Abu Dhabi to the west. The Danish boat is sailing faster with a slightly better angle – Abu Dhabi are sailing at 11 knots, and Vestas at 13 knots.

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G New
23 October 2014 6:12 GMT
Offshore

Sir Robin non-stop around the world FULL STORY HERE

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has departed Portsmouth, UK on his Open 60 Grey Power ahead of the start of French classic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. It will be the second time the British yachtsman and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968/69, has competed in the 3,500 mile Transatlantic contest.


G New
22 October 2014 17:15 GMT
Dinghy

Solo End of Season Championship Preview FULL STORY HERE

The final ‘major’ of the National Solo class year takes place this Saturday at Draycote Water Sailing Club, a hotbed of Solo activity in the midlands. The End of Season Championship (EOS) will mark the end of a long hard fought season for many Solo sailors from around the UK.


G New
22 October 2014 16:55 GMT
Keelboat

Rolex Middle Sea Race - J/122, Artie is hot favourite FULL STORY HERE

Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Wednesday, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize.

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G New
22 October 2014 16:47 GMT